School registration to be Monday through Wednesday in Cambridge

Sandy Hull
An employee of Envirotech of St. Louis works in the Cambridge Elementary School office to prepare it for removal of black mold on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3. The company specializes in mold abatement and is also working in the Cordova area.

     The first day of school attendance in the Cambridge School District is Tuesday, Aug. 17.

    Regular grade school hours will be held, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. for junior high and high school students.

    Students (K-6) will registered at the Cambridge High School because of ongoing projects at the Cambridge Elementary School and registration for students in grades seven through 12 will be held in the at the high school unit office.

    All teachers for the unit district will participate in a local institute Monday, Aug. 16.


    Registration will be held Monday, Aug. 9, through Wednesday, Aug. 11, at both locations.

    On Monday, registration will be held from noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All new students should register on Aug. 11.

    Parents of all students must provide the office with the child’s Social Security number.

    Students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade are reminded that the State of Illinois requires they have physical exams. Verifications of immunizations must be given to the school at the time of registration.

    Dental exams are now required for students in kindergarten, second and sixth grade. They must be turned in by May 15, 2011.

    All physicals and immunizations should be completed and turned in prior to the start of the school year.    

    New students to Cambridge schools, regardless of grade, must have evidence of a physical exam.

    A student handbook will be given to each student at registration. The handbook informs what is offered at the school they are attending, as well as the rules that guide the school.

Book rental    

    Book rental fees for students in kindergarten through sixth grade are $40. The price includes textbooks and some of the paper used by the students. There will be a $3.50 charge for an assignment book for students in first through sixth grade. There also is an additional $2 charge for an art sketch pad for students in fourth through sixth grade. Some grades will also be using take-home folders which can be purchased for $1. Third gradeers will be using a binder to be purchased for $1.50 and all grades will need to purchase headphones for $2. Book rental fees for seventh-and eighth-grade students are $40 plus a $3 locker fee, $2 health care fee and $2 for a student planner. Fees for high school students are $40 plus a $2 health care fee and a $3 locker fee. A student planner will be available to high school students for $2.

    There will be a $25 per semester class ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL fee or a $50 per full year class ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL fee if the high school student is scheduled in an ILLINOIS VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL class.

    For students taking Black Hawk College classes, the fee will be payable to the college after the high school student is enrolled in the course. There will also be a Black Hawk College book fee to pay to the college. Amounts will be given to the student after they are enrolled in the class on the first day. All  payments will be made to Black Hawk College.

    Physical education uniforms may be purchased.

Employees with Envirotech start cleaning some of the items from the Cambridge Elementary School Tuesday morning, Aug. 3. Envirotech will be working two 12-hour shifts of employees five days a week until the clean-up is done. If the project continues after school starts, employees will only work when the school is empty.